Costs incurred by the Metropolitan police relating to the surveillance of Mr Julian Paul Assange during his September extradition hearing

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please can you provide the following information regarding surveillance costs?

1. Please can you advise what costs were incurred by the Metropolitan police for surveillance
during the transportation of Mr Julian Paul Assange from HMP Belmarsh to the Central Criminal Court in London from 7th September to 1st October 2020?

2. Can you advise what costs were incurred in the surveillance of the Criminal Central Court during each day Mr Assange was at the court?

If it is not possible to provide a breakdown of these figures, please can you provide an overall daily figure i.e. this would be the cost of surveillance to and from the court and the cost of surveillance while Mr Assange was at the court?

3. Can you advise the overall cost to the Metropolitan police for surveillance relating to Mr Assange during the dates outlined?

4. Did costs include the use of a helicopter? Can you advise if this was daily and if so, what was the daily cost?

5. Can you advise what would be the normal daily cost to the Metropolitan police for the surveillance during a hearing of a person facing extradition?

6. Can you advise if the surveillance of a prisoner from HMP Belmarsh to the Central Criminal Court or any other court is standard practice for the Metropolitan police?

Thank you very much for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Nina Cross

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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28/01/2021

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Cross,  

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/21/017348

 

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Dear Ms Cross,

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/21/017348

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
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Ms S. Strong

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